New wellness solution helps employers target and measure employee health improvements
TORONTO, June 21, 2012 /CNW/ - With the launch of its new Wellness OneSource solution, Ceridian Canada will make a significant contribution to the wellness of Canadian employees, a measure that will also benefit employers.
According to Statistics Canada1, an average of 7.6 workdays are lost per full-time employee annually due to illness or disability. A well-implemented workplace health program can lead to 25 per cent savings on absenteeism, health costs and disability management claims costs.2
"Employees with health risks such as smoking and obesity are absent as much as 50 per cent more often than their peers, and cost corporations millions each year," says Estelle Morrison, director, health management, Ceridian LifeWorks. "Our best approach to reducing the risk of chronic illnesses like cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cancers, and even depression - is to change unhealthy lifestyle behaviours. We designed Ceridian Wellness OneSource to drive the right outcomes among employees - such as increasing intake of healthy foods, choosing an active lifestyle, and reducing tobacco dependence, BMI, waist circumference, blood pressure and cholesterol."
Ceridian Wellness OneSource - a one-stop solution - online coaching, biometrics, health risk & assessment
The solution uses CoreHealth Technologies' innovative WiLO platform. "Ceridian is at the forefront of wellness programming," says Anne Marie Kirby, CEO of CoreHealth. "The company's Wellness OneSource solution is intuitive, engaging, confidential and easy to use." Employees simply go to the website, complete a risk assessment questionnaire, and receive recommendations to reduce risk factors. The solution also provides coaching, tools and strategies to help users adopt and maintain healthy lifestyle behaviours.
Ceridian Wellness OneSource enables employers to establish a wellness baseline and generate outcome data. Among its pilot customers are Peel Children's Aid and Thompson Rivers University.
"We believe that stress management and decreasing any high-risk lifestyle behaviours are our most important priorities, and with Ceridian Wellness OneSource, we can back up those priorities with data that reveals the success of our wellness strategy," says Helen Doulos, human resources manager, Peel Children's Aid.
"We're a large employer and we strive to maintain high employee engagement by providing excellent benefits and innovative resources," says Rick Browning, director, human resources, Thompson Rivers University. "Ceridian Wellness OneSource is the logical next step in fostering a culture of wellness."
Ceridian Wellness OneSource will be available this summer. To request a live demonstration: [email protected]
About Ceridian Canada
Ceridian offers people and payment solutions, which result in savings of up to 60 per cent for organizations of all sizes. A trusted partner to 42,000 Canadian customers, Ceridian provides a comprehensive range of solutions from payroll services, recruitment and staffing to EAP, learning and development, and workforce and talent management.
Ceridian Wellness OneSource optimizes principles that are proven to contribute to improved health, from motivation and personal accountability to actionable, measurable objectives that lead to success. This increased success rate makes for happier, healthier employees and maximizes employer investment. This offering provides online coaching in support of smoking cessation and weight management efforts, and a library of helpful tips and information. The MySuccess area tracks personal wellness goals and accomplishments; the Body Metrics application stores relevant data.
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About CoreHealth Technologies
CoreHealth delivers simple, flexible technology for wellness providers and partners with the most respected wellness providers, such as Ceridian Canada. The CoreHealth platform is designed with agility and flexibility in mind and allows more than 100 organizations to deliver wellness "their way" to increase the health of employees around the globe.
1 Statistics Canada 2010
2 Centers for Disease Control, U.S.: Chapman LS. Meta-evaluation of worksite health promotion economic return studies: 2005 update. Am J Health Promot. 2005 Jul-Aug;19(6):1-11.
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